Last week I wrote about the new standard the government is setting for new school lunches aimed at addressing childhood obesity. Here are a few tips the government suggest that parents can do to help support this endeavor:
· See the improvements to school lunches firsthand; have lunch with your child.
· Review the school menu or ask your child what is being served.
· Contact your district to find out how you can support them as they undergo their school lunch makeover.
Engage other parents to support the school nutrition program.
Offer to organize a taste test for new recipes and foods.
Join your school’s wellness policy or health committee (or start one).